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How to Make the Ultimate Pie Crust

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  One of pie’s many virtues is the ability to transform into so many different things. Savory. Sweet. Custard. Fruit. Chicken. Vegetables. Baked. Fried?! (wait, you can fry a pie?) Filled. Top-crust. Basically, there are infinite options. But a pie needs a crust. And for most pies, a shortcrust pastry […]

Entrees, Sides

Comfort Food Mac and Cheese


  Cook macaroni. Add cheese. Eat. Ok, it is a little more complicated than that, but not by much. Though straight cheese on noodles does sound delicious. (mental note for future recipe ideas…) But this recipe starts off with a roux, then becomes a béchamel to which we add shredded […]

How To Tuesdays, Sides

How to Caramelize Onions


  The first thing you need to know is it takes some time to truly caramelize onions. There are a few methods to more quickly make some faux-caramelized onions, but those tend to rely on adding sugars that caramelize around the onions rather than the sugars in the onions themselves. […]